The cast of Run The World season 2 just got bigger with Tika Sumpter, Chris Powell aka Comedian CP, Isha Blaaker, Cree Summer, and Ashley Blaine joining the Starz series.
Sumpter, Powell, and Blaaker will recur on the series while Summer and Blaine will guest star.
Created, written and executive produced by Leigh Davenport, Run the World centers on thirty-something, loyal best friends – played by Corbin Reid, Bresha Webb and Amber Stevens West — who live, work and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. At its core, it’s an unapologetically female show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together.
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One of the shows’ original leads, Andrea Bordeaux was fired from the series ahead of its second season due to Lionsgate’s COVID mandate.
In Run The World season 2 Sumpter will play Naomi, the biological mother of Amari (Ellie Reine) who has returned home from the Navy. With the assertiveness of a military officer, she immediately reclaims her position in Amari’s life, leaving Sondi (Reid) to question her place in this new family dynamic.
CP will portray Preston Thurgood, a multimillionaire who has no need to put on airs in order to get Renee’s (Webb) attention. Preston could give her everything she’s ever wanted, but she’s not so sure if he’s really the love of her life. And Blaaker will join as Phillip Houston, Whitney’s (Stevens West) business school rival who has returned from London fresh off a breakup of his own. Now that they’re both single, sparks might start to fly.
Summer will guest star as Dr. Monica Mitchell, the ladies’ wise and trusting new therapist, and Featherson-Jenkins will be India Blue, a beautiful and confident singer/songwriter/producer.
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Stephen Bishop, Tosin Morohunfolam Erika Alexander, Nick Sagar, Jay Walker and Tonya Pinkins also star in the series.
The upcoming second season of Run the World, which films in New York, has a new showrunner, Rachelle Williams who executive produces alongside Davenport as well as Season 1 showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser.
“Run the World” is produced by Lionsgate Television. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of STARZ. Senior Vice President of Television Jocelyn Sabo and Director of Television Maggie Leung oversee the series on behalf of Lionsgate.
As of now there isn’t a premiere date for the new season.